Gamification

Why You Need to Be Careful about Rewarding Your User

A dive into the mishaps of the most commonly used gamification pattern.

Carine Ru
Carine Ru
Aug 28, 2020 · 5 min read
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“A designer must not only see the way a player engages with the system, but also how he leaves it and — perhaps even more importantly — what brings him back again. “ Cunningham & Zichermann

Not adding real value

The punishment doesn’t fit the crime

“The way to love anything is to realize it might be lost “ Gilbert Chesterton

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Headspace App

Disproportionate rewards

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Forcing It

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Forest App helps the user stay focused by giving them an additional incentive of planting trees.

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Carine Ru

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Carine Ru

UX Designer based in Germany. I write about Mental Health, UX, Psychology and Self. https://linktr.ee/collectivemmind

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Carine Ru

Written by

Carine Ru

UX Designer based in Germany. I write about Mental Health, UX, Psychology and Self. https://linktr.ee/collectivemmind

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